Shelby County Community Health Foundation

OVERVIEW: The Shelby County Community Health Foundation supports health-related efforts in Shelby County, Alabama.

FUNDING AREAS: Health, preventative health care, health of children and youth, substance abuse prevention, existing county health programs, collaborative health partnerships

IP TAKE: This health legacy funder is a great one to know for local project support, especially for ongoing and collaborative efforts.

PROFILE: Established in 1996, the Shelby County Community Health Foundation (SCCHF)is a community foundation based in Pelham, Alabama. This is a health legacy funder formed to manage the proceeds of the sale of the Shelby Medical Center to the Baptist Health System. A five-person board of directors governs SCCHF.  It is “committed to the development and support of programs that improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities in Shelby County Alabama.” SCCHF funds local efforts for the quality of health services and increased efficiency of those services.

The Shelby County Community Health Foundation’s board meets each month to consider new grant applications. It prefers to fund projects that have multiple sources of support. SCCHF mostly supports programs and projects, which means that only limited support is available for operations, capital improvements, seed grants, scholarships, conferences, and seminars. The funder does not support fundraising activities, travel, churches for religious purposes, research, political organizations, or advertising. There is no limit on the amount that organizations can request for grants. Grantees must wait a minimum of one year after receiving multi-year support before submitting a new request.

Grants range between about $1,000 and $10,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving in the foundation’s recent tax records. Grantmaking focuses exclusively on Shelby County, Alabama. Past local grantees include Adaptive Aquatics, Columbiana Senior Center, First Battalion of Shelby County, and Shelby County Mental Health Court.

This foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits. SCCHF encourages PDF submissions of nonprofit proposals. Direct general questions to the staff at 205)-620-6615 or via online form.

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